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Shelf-Life Studies

Food shelf life testing from SGS helps food manufacturers to comply with statutory or commercial requirements by verifying that products display the appropriate “use by” and/or “best before” date(s).

Food products must meet national and international food hygiene regulations relating to shelf life. This helps to keep consumers safe and your organization compliant, which both contribute to maintaining your brand’s integrity and reputation. We can assess the quality of your products to ensure they do so.

Our food testing laboratories work with each product throughout its shelf life, with procedures including microbial indicator analysis as well as sensory, physical and chemical testing. For example, if a product is meant to last 90 days at refrigerated temperatures, we store it that way and test a sample at the beginning and at time points throughout the shelf life – and even longer, if required.

Our shelf life testing service helps you recognize how your food product performs over time and identify the changes to ingredients, packaging, or to other contributory factors that will help lengthen shelf life and increase profit.

We have food testing labs around the world with the appropriate accreditations, making the process as reliable, efficient and cost-effective as possible for you.

To discover how your business can benefit from our shelf life testing services, contact us today.

  • SGS Germany GmbH

Heidenkampsweg 99,

20097, Hamburg, Germany

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